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STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

PORT ELIZABETH: Advancing at all costs has been the rationale behind the progress of Brazil and Netherlands to the World Cup quarter-finals, regardless of tradition. Now that they’re about to meet in a match befitting a final, the discussion has turned back to style.

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Unlucky 13, unless you are a Mueller

JOHANNESBURG: If you want to play in the World Cup final, better not choose jersey number 13 — unless your name is Mueller.
The number 13 is considered unlucky in many countries. But football’s governing body FIFA has little sympathy for superstition. Since squad numbers were introduced, in 1954, the number 13 jersey has featured in all of the squads taking part in a World Cup.

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Uruguay look to roll back years

JOHANNESBURG: Uruguay will be chasing its first World Cup semi-final appearance for 40 years Friday while Ghana is bidding to make history for Africa.

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Sharad Pawar takes over as ICC president

SINGAPORE: Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar on Thursday took over the reins of the International Cricket Council (ICC), becoming the second Indian after Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya to head the world cricket body.

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Commitment, extensive training important for sportspersons: Kamat

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said that commitment and extensive training are very important for a sportsperson to achieve success. Sports, he said, is a viable career option and therefore urged the Goan sportspersons to work hard and take up a career in sports and bring Goan sports on the national map.

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Goalkeeper Chowdhury signs for Dempo

MARGAO: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has confirmed the inter-state transfer of 20 football players after the respective association has provided the clearance for the transfers.

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Serena races into semis; Venus, Clijsters shocked

LONDON: Reigning champion Serena Williams moved into the semi-finals, while five-time winner Venus Williams and US Open champion Kim Clijsters were a pair of quarter-final upset victims on Tuesday at The Championships, Wimbledon.

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Nuvem in quarters

MARGAO: Parish Youth Nuvem outclassed CRC Chinchinim 3-1 to enter the last eight of Cana-Benaulim soccer tournament, organised by Cana-Benaulim SA and being played at St John Baptist grounds Dando, Benaulim. The winners led by a goal at the breather.

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